Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Week Nine and Simon Says Stamp!

We are looking a week "9" and page 42 for a crackling experience over at Studio L3! Linda each week takes us on a new adventure and some adventures are more enjoyable than others! This one for me, was one of the others!! Now I have done a ton of crackling, from decorative painting, plates and old beat up furniture. I have used numerous crackle products from single step to multi steps. My Distress Crackle is new and just opened for this lesson. It sounds like I am whining, doesn't it?? Anyone have some cheese?  I am going to practice with this medium. However I got to the point of needing to do other things, so it is what it is and that is all she is writing! Oh the "LARGE" butterfly is another one of the new (not released) Sizzix dies! I wish I could have done her more justice! She was cut out on TH designer paper and you really can't see the background!!! The flowers are grunge paper. All in all, it was still fun and I think overall the card came out ok!  Also am going to send this off to Simon Says Stamp for their Things with Wings Challenge, which I just read about on Lisa's blog!

The jar is a recycled plastic lotion container that I did a crackle job on.  The leaves and rose petals are from my garden.  The secretary desk was a piece of junk I picked up for $35 and took it a part to unwarp it and then crackled it! 

Hope all of you are having a wonderful day!  Thank you for the visit!  It always makes the blog so happy!!

43 comments:

Linda Ledbetter said...

Terry, you're being way too hard on yourself-- this turned out GREAT! The new die is fabulous, and the card you made for her is lovely! The crackle looks fabulous!

I love the jar with the botanicals, and the desk is just magnificent! I think you've got the crackle thing down perfectly!

Chrissy D said...

Terry - this is beautiful!!! Love your dresser and that card is gorgeous too. Thanks for the inspiration... now... I need to see if I have those things lying around here. ;)

Jan said...

WOW!!! Beautiful and love all the crackle :)

Sherry said...

It's all so beautiful and I love your secretary desk!

Terry said...

HIya Terry, hihih you won't believe it but I thought huh....I did not write that piece on the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge blog....but it is you....Hiya Terry this is the other Terry, We want to thank you for joining in on the SSS and S with your fabulous project. So great, wowzers...and your secretary looks great too....Hope that you will join in next week....Hope to see ya soon. Hugs Terry xxxx

Evelyn S. said...

You know how to crackle! All the pieces are wonderful...and I really like that special butterfly!

Vicki Romaine said...

Wow! That crackle looks great!

Christine said...

Oh Terry, this looks great!!! What a great set for someone to receive from you!!!

I love that desk as well. I hope to get some furniture refinishing done this fall. Maybe I'll give this a try!!!

xx

Jackie said...

Your card is great, Terry, and I am just in awe of your vase and dresser - amazing work!

Netty said...

Wow Terry this is crackling at its best, never seen so much at one time, its all brilliant. Annette x

Cheryl said...

oh hun this has turned out brilliantly,really is one fabulous piece,hun,and the card is just brilliant too bless your heart for comeing to my blog so kind of you hugs cheryl xxxx

Linda Elbourne said...

That background is beautiful ... I LOVE it! Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show for our very first challenge ... here's hoping we see you again next week :0)

Nan said...

Hi Terry...This is a very pretty card....you are obviously very good at crackling. I can't imagine how long it must have taken to do that wondeful desk! I have a problem with the alchohol inks so that's my other..shhhh!

wwilloww said...

Silly girl!! The card looks great!!! You must be the Queen of Crackle because all 3 pieces look awesome!! How creative to transform a lotion container and that secretary is perfectly done!!!

Lindsay Weirich said...

I love the effect on the dreaaer, well done, I can think of a few pieces of furnature in need of a redo!

Linda Robinson said...

Looks great.. I just love how great that desk looks for 35 bucks.
Now your talking my lingo...
Love it! Hugs, Linda

a pink dreamer said...

hi terry! thanks for your visit! i love your creations!!!

JP Card Crazy said...

Awesome pieces!!! The desk is gorgeous! Your card is fantastic.

craftytrog said...

Wonderful crackling on everything Terry! Love that desk! x

LynneForsythe said...

Terry.....love what you created!!! and looks like you did pretty fab on your first go round with Distress Crackle paint!!

Thanks bunches for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Terry the bottle is fantastic! It looks like a raku finish. I also adore your card and that sweet dresser! all I can say is WOWSERS to crackle! gorgeous!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Just luvin' the new dies you keep breakin' out...lovely piece GF, you are the Queen of Crackle! with the furniture and Ohhhh how I luv that bottle!

Jack said...

Looks like you've got the crackle medium cracked (LOL) and if you need any more furniture to practice on just let me know. xx

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, what beautiful pieces of work, turning trash into treasures!!! Your butterfly card is gorgeous!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wonderful work!

Lucy x

Laura said...

Hi
Thanks for all your wonderful comments. Really appreciated and for telling me about Simon's challenge on Wings. I am rather out of the loop in blogland at the moment, what with school hols etc. so am doing the bare minimum. Hope to be in more full swing come September, but really appreciate the info and kind encouraging comments. Many thanks and love! Hope to be in more contact come September. Take care.

Meggymay said...

Fantastic pieces, love teh jar and how you used the petals.

Ruby said...

Great inspiration here!

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog about being a G-Ma!

Dan said...

I love the subtle pink and brown shades you used on your card! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week- Thank you!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Terry,
I think all of your projects turned out just beautiful! Love them all.
Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.
Hugs,
Marie

*Jennie* said...

wow, love the jar :)

Lynn Stevens said...

Terry, They all look beautiful! Your dresser is fantastic, imagine how much of Tim's crackle paint it would take to do this!!! LOL
That vase is Gorgeous!!!!

ScrappyPam said...

Wow - great crackling! Love that jar and your butterfly piece is very pretty.

Dezinaworld said...

Wow !!! amazing work terry, i love the jar and the desk stunning work
hugs June xxx
ps i have a new challenge theme started today on my blog if you fancy giving it a go

trisha too said...

Well, wow, these are fabulous!

You make me wanna crackle something!!

:)

JeanFB said...

Terry, you are the Crackle Queen! Love your pieces!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful job with the challenge! The desk and vase turned out wonderfully with the crackle!

donna said...

Your crackle card is beautiful! I love how you lined up the pearls on the butterfly. I love your jar and dresser too! That dresser must have been a ton of work. I used to do lots with the flowers from my garden but never tried crackling them.

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Terry! Your butterfly card is beautiful! And that botanical vase...to die for! Just gorgeous! Your secretary is fabulous...my daughter wants me to do her headboard...i hope my attempt comes out half as good as your piece and i'll consider myself lucky. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and becoming a follower, too! <3 Julie

Neet said...

Love this post. Everything on it is gorgeous.

Jackie said...

Well done on winning! And thank for becoming a follower.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Terry! Your crackle paint is totally amazing!!!! THANK YOU for linking this up--it's gorgeous!
XO
Cindy

2amscrapper said...

Stopping by from Cindy's Oh La La Link Party to see what you posted--we want to crackle some furniture. Do you have a particular link for instructions? Love the jar too.

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